Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67387
postfix: symlink from sendmail.postfix to sendmail is not created
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:28:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
if sendmail is not in use, /usr/sbin/sendmail will not exist.
postfix installs /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix.
postfix rpm does *not* install a symlink to sendmail:
ln -s /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix sendmail
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.upgrade to rh 7.3
2.attempt to send email from mutt or elm
Actual Results: mail programs such as mutt cease to work correctly for outbound
mail if /usr/sbin/sendmail does not exist.
Expected Results: a symlink needs to be created at install time iff sendmail is
not in use.
/sbin/alternatives messing up?
The problem is that the 7.2 /usr/sbin/sendmail binary is in the way
when /usr/sbin/alternatives tries to create the symlink. The old
binary only gets erased after the new mta is installed.
Closing as a duplicate of bug 104940 as that bug describes the issue
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 104940 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.